Ofsted Report 2017

Ofsted Report 2017

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Newsletter May 2017


The official report will be published on the Ofsted website on 16th May. Shortly after this it will appear on our school website, and children will be sent home with a copy.

Bug Books.

It was lovely to see so many children as bugs or their favourite book character when we launched our new reading scheme. These books will now start to appear in your child’s reading book bag.

In the next few weeks your child will be bringing home a username, password and school password  so that they can access some books online and participate in online activities. Don’t worry if you do not have a computer or internet access as there are times when they will be able to do this in school time.

Dates for your diary.

  • Friday 12th May – INSET so school closed to pupils.
  •  Break up for Spring bank – Friday 26th May.
  • Start back – Monday 5th June.
  • Thursday 8th June – Voting day so school closed to pupils.
  • Friday 9th June – School open as normal.
  • Friday 7th July – INSET so school closed to pupils.

Please note additional INSET day Thursday 8th June is due to the General Election.



To engage pupils in their new topic, Year 5/6 carried out a mini-beast hunt around the school. Armed with potters, buckets, spades and bug carriers, the children explored several areas including the field. Filled with excitement, they hunted under logs, in flowerpots, underground, in bushes and collected slugs, ladybirds, snails and lots of woodlice. 

Sports Results Update

The children have been very busy taking part in lots of competitions recently.  They have practiced hard at lunch times to make sure they are ready to perform brilliantly. The results from their recent competitions are:

Year 5/6 Girls and Boys Indoor Athletics – 2nd Place

Year 3/4/5/6 Cheerleading – 2nd Place

Year 5/6 Girls and Boys B.Braun Basketball Cup – 1st Place Champions

Year 5/6 Sheffield Sharks Basketball Tournament (Round 1) – 1st place Winners 

Year 5/6 Rounders Winterhill Cluster Event – 1st Place Winners

KS1 and KS2 national curriculum tests – Information for parents

The DfE have produced 2 videos and a leaflet for parents with a child at primary school, in year 2 or 6 and the videos give further details about specific arrangements for key stage 1 and key stage 2

Hola Mexico and Blood Heart

All the children in Y5 and Y6 have enjoyed learning about Mexico, its food and celebrations; and how the heart works this term. Throughout the term, they researched about their main festival, The Day of the Dead, and finally created their own festival with paper decorations, mexican foods and tried mexican dancing.  In the second half term they have learnt all about how the heart works and the importance of keeping healthy.

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Children created dream jars after reading The BFG. The children recorded what their ‘ideal’ dream would be and drew an image to match that. Some examples of what they chose are as below.

As part of the ‘I Am Warrior’ topic the Y4/3 children learnt about the Roman Army. As well as looking at armour and weapons, the children learnt how the Roman Army became such a successful and formidable force. Part of this was to research battle plans, techniques and formations to see whether we thought they would work and why. Here are some of the images of the children practising being Roman soldiers and implementing some Roman battle formations.

Each child designed their own shield which they completed using papier mache and glue. The design of the shield represented both the child’s year group and school. The design also linked to the Romans as the eagle signifies the symbol of the messenger and the lightning bolt symbolises the Roman God Jupiter.


Newsletter April 2017


We are waiting for our official letter from Ofsted – as soon as this arrives it will be shared with the children who will be given a copy to bring home. It will also be posted on our school web site.

Red Nose Day.

Thank you to everyone who bought a red nose or contributed to our non-uniform day. We raised £241 for the charity

Easter Bonnet.

If your child has made an Easter bonnet at home and wishes to enter it in our competition they need to bring it to the school office at 8.45am on Friday 7th April

Break up for Easter – Friday 7th April at the usual time.

Start back – Monday 24th April.

Please note school is closed on Monday 1st May for May Day, but is open as normal on Tuesday 2nd May.

Bug / book character day.

We are very excited to be launching our new reading scheme ‘Bug Pearson’ on Friday 28th April. To celebrate this we are asking the children to come as their favourite bug or book character. The children will be able to join in lots of competitions running that day to win prizes.

We will also be selling books in the school hall that day at home time priced at £2 per book. Come along and grab a bargain.

EIS (English Institute of Sport) sports day for Y2 children

30th March 2017

All the Y2 children went to the EIS for an action packed day of sports.  They joined other Rotherham schools in taking part in 18 different sporting activities: 200m running race, long jump, javelin, skipping, parachute, high jump, speed jump, 60m sprint race, obstacle race, basketball, problem solving, throw and catch, dance, target games, netball, tennis, football and triple jump.

Congratulations go to Nikola Matova who threw the Javelin the furthest thrown by any of the girls in today’s event.